31.01.2001 – sewing, planning, wallpaper, costumes and new crafts

A veritable hotchpotch of creative ADD, aye? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I say this jokingly, because my head is always buzzing with lots and lots of ideas and I can’t stand sticking to one project without others in between for too long. That’s also why I always work on several things at the same time at work. Obviously not simultaneously, because that’s physically impossible, but I like to have several projects and types open in several windows and software. That probably makes a lot of other people crazy, while it makes me happy.

So, I received the wallpaper sample, but sadly, while the yellow, orange and red is bright and gorgeous, the green is nothing like it appears on the screens. It’s not as vibrant and strong, it looks strangely washed out. Back to the drawing board it is. I ordered the following samples off different eBay sellers each after I’ve run out of (affordable) businesses on the net.

They are all very different and I haven’t got a clue what to expect. Which one is your favourite? I know which is mine, I’ll tell you when you tell me yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

As for the sewing, it was only a teeny project, but I hand stitched a couple of square towels together for a nice new hand towel in the bathroom. Granted, I’d originally cut them into squares a few years ago, for the gym, but nevermind, they are back together again.

Costumes, well, a new venture has opened up, one I’ve been looking for since the birth of my twin nephews 4 years ago. This week they phones me, and nephew #1 declared: “I want a bat and a knight costume”, then nephew #2 declared “I want an everything costume!”. we compromised on 3 costumes: 2 bats, two knights, two pirates. That means 6 in all. I shall be a busy aunt … but I shall also be a very happy one. Kiddie costumes! YAY!!!! Without having to have the kiddies first myself, and instead have gorgeous kiddies to play with, spoil, be their favourite auntie (okay, they only really have 1, hehe), shop for toys and did I mention costumes?

I found a great pirate costume on Burda straight away, but it was the only download one. I am quite miffed, because buying a paper pattern is a) too expensive (9 Euros plus shipping to the UK) and b) silly, because the boys grow quickly, and I really don’t want the added step of having to copy the pattern first. But at least there is this download one, which is a fabulous kiddie pirate pattern.

Last but not least, I had an idea for my big dining table, which I use for pattern cutting and other crafts all the time and which I thus don’t want to get rid of. It’s foldable, and when open, just fabulously big. I have never done decoupage before, which means: the opportunity to learn a new creative craft! Wheee! I went straight away and ordered a couple of dirt cheap beginners books (under 3 quid per book1 and book2) and have delusions of grandeur of some sort of decoupaged brilliance or other. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And so to bed. I clonked out, typically, once I got home, but I’m finally clonkadelig tired now.


3 thoughts on “31.01.2001 – sewing, planning, wallpaper, costumes and new crafts

  1. Hmmm…I like the black, gray, white and red one but the funky one in the middle is really grabbing at me too. It’s out there but completely fabulous. I could definitely see you using it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And I love the pirate costume. Your nephews are very, very lucky. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I like the second and third one. It seems to give depth to the room. Yikes for the first and I think the last, the red one, is very strong, perhaps too strong not to be outlived quickly.

  3. The sample of the second one (the third one is the same as the second) arrived yesterday and it’s great! I don’t like the fact it’s vinyl, but the pattern itself is great.

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